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International Political Commitments and Legal Obligations Concerning Soil Conservation: A Preliminary Examination

International Political Commitments and Legal Obligations Concerning Soil Conservation: A Preliminary Examination

Background Document for the International Workshop "Soil Protection Policies within the European Union" Bonn, 9 -11 December 1998

Tarasofsky, Richard G.; R. Andreas Kraemer 1998: International Political Commitments and Legal Obligations Concerning Soil Conservation: A Preliminary Examination. Background Document for the International Workshop "Soil Protection Policies within the European Union" Bonn, 9 -11 December 1998. Berlin.


Citation

Tarasofsky, Richard G.; R. Andreas Kraemer 1998: International Political Commitments and Legal Obligations Concerning Soil Conservation: A Preliminary Examination. Background Document for the International Workshop "Soil Protection Policies within the European Union" Bonn, 9 -11 December 1998. Berlin.

Language
English
Year
1998
Dimension
26 pp.
Project ID
943
Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
2 General Commitments Relating to Soil Protection Policy
2.1.1 UN Conference on the Human Environment
2.1.2 World Charter for Nature
2.1.3 Agenda 21, adopted in 1992
2.1.4 Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21
2.2 General Soil Protection Policy at the European Level
2.2.1 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe
3 Specific Instruments on Soil Protection Policy
3.1 World Soil Charter
3.2 Specific Instruments on Soil Policy at the European Level
3.2.1 The Council of Europe: European Soil Charter
3.2.2 The Council of Europe: Recommendation No. R(92)8
3.2.3 Protocol on the Application of the Alpine Convention of 1991
4 Soils as Components of Ecosystems and Global Cycles
4.1 Convention on Biological Diversity
4.2 UN Convention to Combat Desertification
4.3 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
5 Soil Protection in relation to other Environmental Sectors
5.1 Agriculture
5.2 Forests
5.2.1 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Forests
5.3 Fresh Water
5.3.1 Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses
5.3.2 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses
5.4 Habitat Conservation
5.4.1 The Convention on the Protection ot the World Cultural and Natural Herage
5.4.2 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
5.4.3 Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
5.5 Waste Management
5.5.1 Basel Convention on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes
6 Procedural Commitments and Obligations
6.2 Access to Information
6.2.1 U N/ECE Arhus Convention on Access to Information, Participation & Justice
6.3 Civil Liability
6.3.2 Council of Europe Convention on Civil Liability
Annex I
7.1 Summary Tables on Measures contained in Instruments
7.2 European Parties to Soil-Related Treaties